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Subject: New CAPS release today! Date: 12/14/2006 9:23 AM
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We released an update to CAPS this morning. Here are the release notes.

CAPS version 4.8 release notes:

Score Leader Enhancements
At the top right of each ticker page, you will now see the rating and the cumulative ticker score for the score leader. The cumulative score includes active and ended picks and is what determines the score leader.

In addition, the score leader now has the ability to post a comment in the score leader box. Players can now use this Score Leader Taunt as a way to boast about their extraordinarily prodigious ticker-centric greatness.

20 Minute Pick Delay
All picks made during market hours will be delayed 20 minutes before receiving a start or end price. This is to prevent players from taking advantage of CAPS delayed quotes. By waiting 20 minutes, CAPS will closely match the real-time quote of the stock at the time the pick was made. Picks made during non-market hours will be handled as normal and will be opened/closed at next market open.

End Pick Rule Change
Players may end picks during the day: By switching to a 20-minute delay, we're now allowing players to close picks while the market is open. The end price will be set approximately 20-minutes after pick is ended.

Watchlists
Each player now has a watchlist where they can enter “practice” picks. These picks do not affect player scores or CAPS company ratings and are purely for tracking purposes. Currently CAPS only supports one watchlist per player but multiple watchlists are planned for a future release. Your watchlist picks will NOT APPEAR anywhere else in CAPS and are only visible to you.

To enter stocks to your watchlist, click on the Watchlist tab next to your scorecard. You can enter multiple tickers via the text box directly above your watchlist. Watchlist picks will initially be pending for 20-minutes until CAPS gives them a start price (in future releases, we will likely remove this restriction). You may make one pick per ticker in your watchlist. You may also enter a pitch, which can serve as notes or reminders to yourself. These pitches/notes are private.

RSS Support for Blogs
You can subscribe to someone's blog via an RSS feed by clicking on the icon for the particular reader you wish to use.

Site Performance
A number of behind-the-scenes changes were implemented to improve CAPS performance.

We'd love to hear your thoughts on these additions to the site, and please let us know if anything isn't working correctly due to this release or otherwise.

Thanks and enjoy!

Todd
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